#ThisIsWhatAnxietyFeelsLike For Me by Marie Miguel | #DCfC

Today’s Depression: Catalyst for Change guest is Marie Miguel.  She speaks about her experience with anxiety and using social media to speak out against mental health stigmas.

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C-PTSD by Shiela O’Donnell | #DCfC

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Please welcome my Depression Catalyst for Change guest, Sheila, who shares her story and her struggles with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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The World on the Opposite Side | Henrietta Ross #DCfC

Please join me in welcoming my #DCfC guest, Henrietta Ross…

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Stigma Fighters!!!

Today I am a guest on Stigma Fighters!!!

“The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” –E.E. Cummings

I remember feeling different when I started third grade, as though there was an impenetrable glass wall between myself and my peers.  I could see them, I could hear them, but I could not relate to them.  Kids don’t handle ‘different’ well and they were not kind to me.  I was sensitive and became an easy target.  Little did I know this was just the beginning of a lifelong battle between what was considered ‘normal’ and how my brain works…

Join me for the rest of the story over on the Stigma Fighters website!

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Seeking Guests

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As some of you know, during the month of May, 2016 I hosted a series geared towards mental health awareness entitled Fight With Us #DCfC.  The series featured eight incredible guest writers who shared their vastly differing stories and struggles surrounding mental health.  What you may not know is that I would like to continue hosting such stories!  I alluded to it at the end of Are You More Aware? #DCfC, which was my wrap-up piece for the series, but I didn’t go into much detail.  So, I decided to tell you more about what I’m looking for in hopes that you (yes, YOU) will want to write for me! Continue reading

With A Little Help From My Friends | TToT #11

I feel so fortunate as I sit here and tap these keys today.  I am surrounded by loving and supportive people, whether they are near or far in physical distance, I am constantly reminded of their presence.

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Are You More Aware? #DCfC

Are You More Aware? #DCfC

Towards the end of March I went through a pretty major medication change for my mental health.  By the first week in April I was thinking more clearly than I had in probably a year, maybe longer.  One evening I was sitting on the couch watching television with my husband when all of a sudden I had this idea!  Could I host a guest series for the month of May all about mental health awareness?  May IS mental health awareness month, and I AM passionate about promoting education and awareness in regards to mental health.  So, I hopped online to consult my blog sister, Lizzi, and see if she thought it was a viable concept.  She did!  But then I thought, who do I ask to write for me?  It was already April, was I giving my potential writers enough time to put something together?   Continue reading

I’m Fucked Up and I Own It | Sarah Fader #DCfC

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My final guest for mental health awareness month is founder and CEO of the NPO – Stigma Fighters, Sarah Fader.  Sarah shows us that despite our flaws and our ‘crazy’ we are all beautiful.

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How To Love | Ra Avis #DCfC

How To Love

When discussing mental health it is important to understand many points of view, which is why this series has focused on varying individual mental health issues.  My guest today is Ra Avis, who explains what it’s like to love someone living with depression.

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Days of Pain | Peter Leske #DCfC

Peter Leske is my guest today & he’s changing things up a little for us.  He expresses his struggle with depression and anxiety through poetry.

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